To Horace Mann
Mr. Harris, who married Lady Walpole's mother11, is to be one of the peace-offerings on the new altar12. Bootle is to be Chief Justice; but the Lord Chancellor would not consent to it, unless Lord G-lenorchy, whose daughter is married to Mr. Yorke, had a place in lieu of the Admiralty, which he has lost—he is to have Harris's. Lord Edgcumbe's, in Ireland13, they say, is destined to Harry Vane u, Pulteney's toad-eater.
Monticelli lives in a manner at "our house. I tell my sister that she is in love with him, and that I am glad it was not Amorevoli. Monticelli dines frequently with Sir Eobert, which diverts me extremely: you know how low his ideas are of music and the virtuosi; he calls them all fiddlers.
I have not time now to write more, for I am going to a masquerade at the Ranelagh amphitheatre: the Bang is fond of it, and has pressed people to go; but I don't find that it will be full. G-ood night! My love to the Pope for his good thing.
88. To HORACE MANN.
Downing Street, July 14, 1742.
THE LESSON FOE THE DAY.
HEEE begins the second Chapter of the first book of Preferments.
1. Now these are the Generations of Them that sought preferment.
II Margaret, daughter of Roger Tuckfield, of Thorverton, Devonshire; married 1. Samuel Rolle, 2. John Harris; d. 1754.
12 This article did not prove true: Mr. Harris was not removed, nor Bootle made Chief Justice. Walpole. —John Harris of Hayne. Devonshire ; d. 1767,
14 Hon. Henry Vane (circ. 1706-1758), succeeded his father as third Baron Barnard, 1753; cr. Earl of Darlington, April 8,1754; M.P. for Eipon; Paymaster-G-eneral in Ireland, 1742-44; Lord of the Treasury, 1749-55; Joint Paymaster of the Forces, 1755.